This section is from the book "The Practice Of Palmistry For Professional Purposes", by C. de Saint-Germain. Also available from Amazon: The Practice of Palmistry for Professional Purposes.
Many bars that cut the Line horizontally - Artistic career hindered by envious rivals; if mostly found at the beginning of the Line - Loss of fortune of the subject's parents during his youth.
This is, provided the Line begins quite low down; otherwise the losses will be incurred by the subject himself.
Cut by a line from the Mount of Saturn - The lack of financial resources will prevent a successful career.
This is as true of the artist or "litera-teur" as of the business man.
Cut by a tine from the Mount of Mercury - Success prevented by fickleness in the disposition of the subject. If the Mount of Mercury be exaggerate or badly marked - The crookedness of the subject destroyed his chances, Cut by a cross line from the Upper Mount of Mars - Money losses coming to the subject through an enemy.
Cut by a curved Line from the Upper Mount of Mars, crossing the Line on the Mount of the Sun - The inordinate ambition of the subject will come to no results, although he may use all the means - good or bad - in his power.
A deep or black spot at the connection of the Line and the Line of Heart - Imminent danger of blindness.
A cross touching the Line toward the Mount of Mercury - Poor business capacity to assist artistic efforts to success.
A cross toching the Line toward the Mount of Saturn - Pious disposition.
A cross touching the Line, if the Mount of Saturn and the Moon are bad and the Line of Head slopes deeply -Danger of insanity of the religious kind.
More alarming still if there are two crosses there instead of one.
A star on the Line, within the Quadrangle - Catastrophe, followed, if the rest of the Line he good, by favorable events.
Disaster Dug to the Marriage of the Subject's Lover, But Repaired by the Return of the Lover. - On the Mount of Jupiter there was both a cross and a star, one ray of the latter joining across the hand a deep Line of Union, At 30 a Line of Influence from the Mount of Venus cut an upward branch of the Line of Life, ending in a star on the Ling of the Sun, at the same age; from there arose an island lasting up to 40 years old. Then the Line of the Sun rose clear and straight to the end. Excellent Line of Fate from 30 up.
"The subject, a lady, lost a rich and generous lover through his marriage to another woman. He came back to her very soon, however. and her short-lived trouble ceased,"
A star at the termination of the Line - Success due to the assistance and good will of others.
For these readings of crosses and stars I refer you to page 102, although there the signs are not supposed to touch the Line. Still those readings are worth comparing.
An island at the starting point of the Line - Success helped by a guilty love. Brilliant future for the illegitimate child of people in high position. This supposes an otherwise long and straight Line.
A Line of Influence starting from a star on the Mount of Venus, and ending in an island just touching the begining of an excellent Line of ihe Sun: a good Line of Fate.
"The death of the only child of a lady's admirer - a very wealthy man - induces him to adopt as his own the child of his lady love."
An island on the Line with indications of illness on the Line of Life - Disease of Ihe eyes.
This is read more generally fas it would be on the Line of Fate) - Guilty intrigue, or, in an excellent hand - heavy financial loss.
Legal Separation. Twenty-five Years' Close Liaison with a Man in a Brilliant Position,. Who Finally Pies Before His Sweetheart. - A Line of Influence cutting an upward branch of the Line of Life at 30 ends in a star on the Line of the Sun. list above that star be-gins an island, which extend up to 55. There is a cross and a star on the Mount of Jupiter. A lower Line of Union is forked, an upper One starred.
"A lady was divorced from her husband at 30, as the consequence of a catastrophy. A liaison; with a brilliant officer (a married man) begins then and lasts for twenty-five years, when he dies."
A sloping Line of Head; a Line of Influence from a star on the Mount of Venus cutting the Line of Life and then islanded clear to the Line of Head, turning up after that, cutting the Lines of Sun and Heart and ending on the Mount of Mercury.
"A very young and pretty woman confessed to Desbarrelles that her lover had been killed by her husband on discovering them together, and that she had lost both reputation and fortune through that scandal." A square on the Line - Preservation or rescue from attack against the subject's reputation; also against great money loss.
Let me repeat here again, quite emphatically, that all the readings I gave concerning the Line of Fate apply to the Line, of the Sun. if the Line of Fate be absent or insignificant; and that most of these readings apply anyhow to the Line of the Sun.